by Betsy DiJulio
Alimentum is delighted to feature the beautiful art of Betsy DiJulio. By way of introducing it, Betsy writes, "In my visually- and conceptually-layered artwork, realistically painted objects in unnatural relationships to each other are not so much surrealistic as metaphorical. Though intensely personal, even private, these mixed-media pieces hopefully connect at every level with universal themes of family traditions, gender, reproduction, creativity, compassion, and food as both sustenance and ideology."br>
Fertile Ground, acrylic and mixed media on panel
Shelter, acrylic and mixed media on canvas
Betsy DiJulio, M.A., Ed.S., is an award-winning artist and National Board Certified high school art teacher (Teacher of the Year, VA Beach City Public Schools, 2010), vegan cookbook author (The Blooming Platter: A Harvest of Seasonal Vegan Recipes, Vegan Heritage Press, 2011), blogger (TheBloomingPlatter.com), and freelance writer for both local and national publications on topics of art/art education, home and garden design, vegan cooking, green initiatives, and small business. Betsy and her husband Joe share their home with a pair of beloved Great Danes in VA Beach, VA. A fitness fanatic, when Betsy is not walking the couple’s dogs, she can be found in downward dog on her yoga mat.